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Year 2 Home Learning


Each week (on a Tuesday) we will be posting a weekly overview of the tasks. Click on


to access the weekly overview starting on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

As of Tuesday 5th January 2021, we will be teaching children remotely unless they are classed as a child of a key worker or those deemed vulnerable/disadvantaged.

In terms of Remote Learning, we will be using Purple Mash and Seesaw to send children work or for work to be sent to us. It is important that you child is able to access Purple Mash. Please remember all the lessons we did on online safety in September to make sure you are staying safe when using the internet.

You can access our Purple Mash school login page here: Purple Mash by 2Simple

We will be setting a piece of English, maths and topic piece each day. English and topic will be set on Purple Mash. Maths will be set using White Rose. All of the links and documents will be linked below. Please make sure that you check this page every week to see what has been set. We will be marking and responding to work sent to us, however this will only happen during school hours. Work sent later than 3:30pm will be checked and marked the following day.


English Home Learning can be found on Purple Mash.

Maths Home Learning w/c 18/01/2021

Video link for Monday and Tuesday: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-2-number-multiplication-and-division/

Video link for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Monday 18th January worksheet: Maths 18.1.21 5 times table

Tuesday 19th January worksheet: Maths 19.1.21 10 times table  

Wednesday 20th January worksheet: Maths 20.1.21 Sharing recap

Thursday 21st January worksheet: Maths 21.1.21 Sharing

Friday 22nd January worksheet: Maths 22.1.21 Grouping recap


Maths Home Learning w/c 25/01/2021

Please follow the link below to White Rose Maths. Please watch one video per day and complete one accompanying worksheet each day. You should take a photo of your work and upload it to your SeeSaw account. You can write your answers on a piece of paper and if there are any questions that you are unable to answer such as colouring questions, you can leave those out.

Video Link for Monday and Tuesday: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division/

Monday 25th January worksheet: Maths 25.1.21 Grouping

Tuesday 26th January: No worksheet today, work through questions on the video.

If your child is struggling to login or having any difficulties, please email the class emails telling us the issue and what device you are trying to use it on. If we do have to use Purple Mash for home learning, please remember all the lessons we did on online safety in September to make sure you are safe when using the internet.

 Class emails for Year 2 are:

 Miss Chilvers anglo-saxons@trimley.net 

 Mrs Lee- romans@trimley.net


Year 2 Weekly Reading Challenge

We are very aware that children are not able to change their Reading Books in school at the moment.  The Oxford Owl website


offers a large range of books that you can access.  Click on Oxford Owl Resources Instructions to find out how to use the website for free.  

 As Resilient Readers we can:-

Choose a book to read. You might want to upload a video to SeeSaw of you reading your book – we’d love to hear how you’re getting on with your reading!

Summarise (verbally) what happens on each page. Use the sentence stem “On that page, I found out ….”

Complete some / all of the sentence stems below to complete a simple book review.  Don’t forget to upload your review to SeeSaw!  You might like to illustrate your book review too?

Click on My Book Review Template for a format you might like to use.

 Remember to read for 5 minutes, at least 5 times a week.  Complete your Reading Challenge slip. 

Why not create your own version!

 Enjoy listening to a variety of stories.  Click on the links below!




 Year 2 Science for this Half Term

 This term we will be linking our Science learning to the topic ‘Forces’. This topic covers how objects move by pushing, pulling or twisting.

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As super scientists we work scientifically to help us learn more about topics. Working scientifically involves


  • Watching videos
  • Asking questions
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using observations to suggest ideas to questions
  • Gathering and recording data

Here are some links to help with your Science learning

You might like to watch the BBC Bitesize videos to help you learn more about forces  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn77hyc/articles/zptckqt




Learnt more about friction



Sing our friction song https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=TkXAJHitPAY  

Learn more about magnets





You can sing our forces songs



Find out more about gravity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suQDwZcnJdg or take a look on the NASA website  https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/what-is-gravity/en/#:~:text=The%20answer%20is%20gravity%3A%20an,and%20what%20makes%20things%20fall.&text=So%2C%20the%20closer%20objects%20are,comes%20from%20all%20its%20mass.

 Each week choose one of the Science challenges below

Please can you upload your work to Seesaw for your teachers to see.

You might like to record your learning in a variety of ways for example you might like to:

Create a poster

  • Record a video
  • Draw a picture to show what you have learnt and annotate it
  • Research and find facts on the internet or in books (remember to check our Internet Safety learning on the year group webpage)
  • Take photographs
  • Write sentences

 We encourage you to keep learning as practical as possible so you might like to have a look for objects to help you around the house to help with your learning or go for a walk (please remember to follow government guidelines to keep safe).

 Science Challenges: Have a go at answering some of the questions below

What is a force?

  • How can objects be moved? What forces are used?
  • What is gravity? What does gravity do?
  • Which forces can you use at home?
  • What is friction?
  • What is a magnet?
  • Can you find magnetic and non-magnetic objects? How do you know if something is magnetic?


 Some additional activities you might like to try over the next few weeks!

 BBC Bitesize has some great ideas for Maths, English, Science, History and Geography.  Ready for an extra challenge?  Click on the link below to take a look! 


 Don’t forget to upload photos or a note via SeeSaw to let us know how you get on!


As Marvellous Mathematicians:-

Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths!  We love this game – a fun way to practise number facts!


 We also like to use a variety of games on Top Marks.



Become an expert on castles!  Click on these links to find out more.



 What was life like inside a castle?  Watch this clip to find out more!



Don’t forget to keep exercising too!  Why not take a look at the websites for some great ideas?


Joe Wicks for children – https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=joe+wicks+5+minute+workouts+for+kids


Year 2 – General Information


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The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee. 

Class email = romans@trimley.net

TAs – Mrs Pane & Mrs Witmore

Guided Reading – Thursday

Library Books – Friday.  

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The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Miss Chilvers

Class email =


TA – Miss Dooley

Library Books – Thursday.

Guided Reading – Friday 


PE Arrangements for Spring Term

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Online Safety 

In Year 2 we have been learning about how to stay safe online. The internet and online technology is a fantastic way to complete our learning, stay in contact with family and friends and play games. We know we must ALWAYS ask an adult before we go on the internet and that our grown-ups at home and school can help keep us safe online. We have learnt that there are SMART rules we need to follow to help keep us safe online.

S = Safe. We must keep personal information to ourselves, never post or tell someone online your full name, postcode, home address or school. Remember that personal information can also be seen in pictures you share.

M = Meet. We have discussed only talking to people you already know online and making sure an adult knows who you are talking to. Always tell an adult if someone you speak to online asks you to meet them. If an adult is concered they can report this straight away on www.thinkuknow.co.uk

A = Accepting. Before you click on or open something think very carefully and check with an adult as you never know what it may lead to.

R = Reliable. Unfortunately no one owns the internet, no one decides what can be put online and therefore you cannot trust everything you see online. Some things might be out of date, incorrect or not entirely true. Speak to a grown up to check information online and check other websites too. There are lots of great websites we use at school to help with our learning such as


T = Tell. We learnt that you must speak to an adult before going online. If anything online worries, upsets or confuses you, you must tell an adult at home or school.

There are lots of resources online to discuss internet safety with your child.

Year 2’s Learning Journey

  Week Beginning Tuesday 5th January



Hello Year 2! Mrs Lee and Miss Chilvers are looking forward to starting the SpringTerm with the Year 2 children!  


We will  start our exciting new topic Medieval Mayhem and meet Norman the Knight, who is going to take us on some exciting adventures!!

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As Resilient Readers we will:

Remember to complete the Reading Challenge – we challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!  Complete and return your Reading Challenge slip every Monday!

Read a variety of stories about Knights and Castles.

Read a “fact-file” all about Norman the Knight to find out more about him

Answer a variety of questions about the texts to show our understanding, and to show off what we’ve learnt.

Be Resilient Readers!  The answers are in our hands.

Skim and scan the text for answers.

Give opinions – WHY do we think that? 


 As Wonderful Writers we will:-

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Continue to practise our cursive font, and continue to join our letters together.

Write sentences with CL at the beginning and FS at the end to respond to our BIG question – Would you rather ….. live in your house or a castle?

Collect facts that we already know about Knights and Castles.  Display them on our new Working Wall.

Write a variety of questions, using words such as what, where, why,  how and when, to show what we would like to learn this term.  Why not sing along to a new song?


MC Grammar will help us with our learning.  We love singing along to his raps!  We will make sure that all our sentences start with CLs and end with a full stop. Why not sing along with another one of his awesome raps?


Use ‘Scrabbled Eggs’ to practise our CEWs – we want to get all these words taken off our wall! 

Take part in some extra Spelling Challenges to find out how many Year 1 and Year 2 CEWs we can now spell!  We will be sharing these results with you soon!


As Marvellous Mathematicians we will:-

Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s, forwards and backwards.  Count and exercise by clicking on the link below!


Continue to learn to count forwards and backwards in 3s too!  These songs are great to help you with this!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC0vYSVRmdYPractise our Fluent in Five challenges at the start of every session to improve our Maths skills. 

Practise our BMBT and CLIC challenges with Mrs Lucking and try to improve our scores.

Why not visit ‘Hit the Button’ to practise your Maths!

    Hit the Button Maths game (yr 1-6) | Nailsworth CofE Primary School

 We love this game – a fun way to practise number facts!


 We also like to use a variety of games on Top Marks.



As Super Scientists we will:-

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Start our exciting  new topic ‘Forces and Movement’

Tap and clap key Scientific words linked to our theme. 

Sing lots of super Science songs to help us with our learning! Click on the links to find some of our favourites!



  Complete a variety of sentence stems to “show off” what we already know about this new topic.

Who will be our Super Scientist and get to wear the Lab Coat?


As Perfect Programmers we will:-

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Continue to learn about our exciting new learning platform called Purple Mash!

Upload our work to our See Saw page, so that we can  share work with our grown ups.

Continue to learn  about Internet Safety.


As Musicians we will:-

Sing all of the songs that linked with our topic!  Why not give them a try?

Castle Song


George and the Dragon Song



In our PE lessons we will:-

Work with Mr Todd and Mr Hammond, our amazing Sports Coaches.

Learn about how our bodies change when we move and exercise.

Start our exciting ‘Gymnastics’ topic.


In our RE lessons we will:-

Wish everyone a “Happy New Year”!!

Talk about New Year’s Resolutions

Consider promises we are going to make to our friends and family.

This link has some great videos and information about this topic. 




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Year 2 Bulletins

Year 2’s Brilliant Beginning – Holiday Project

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We can’t wait to see your amazing projects linked to our new topic!  Don’t forget to bring them into school on Tuesday 5th January, or upload a photo to your SeeSaw page.  We are looking forward to sharing all your ‘fascinating facts’.



Marvellous Me!!

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Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers.  We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school.  Take the time to talk with your child about their learning!      Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!



Reading Challenge

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Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week!  Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office.  Come on Year 2!  A KS1 class has never topped the leader board!  We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge.  Earn your Reading Challenge Reward Stamp! Class prizes and house points available too.  Keep reading!!


The Language of BAD

(Bad is good!)

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We want to be challenged at Trimley St Mary.

We have been using the language of BAD to extend our learning.  We have been taking on challenges to show if we are brave, (paddling) adventurous (snorkeling) or daring (diving)!


At present, Parent Helpers will not be able to come into school.  However, when this changes we will let you know, as in the past …. 

Parent Helpers Welcome!

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We have welcomed parents into school in the past, to help our children to improve their reading skills.  When the current situation changes, if you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know.  We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning.  We would love you to come and join us!   Thanks for your continued support.

Year 2 English Curriculum - Spring Term

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As Resilient Readers, we’ll be reading & discussing a variety of texts about ‘Castles’.  Storytelling skills will be developed using Pie Corbett’s words & actions.  We’ll listen to and write poems about dragons and castles. As Writers, we’ll become experts on ‘castles’ and write non-chronological reports using headings and sub-headings. Reading and spelling skills will be practised regularly during our handwriting, phonics and grammar sessions.  Please help your child to practise their Word Pouch, as well as reading and discussing their books with them.  Your child will continue to bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly.  Weekly Spellings, Maths, English and Handwriting homework challenges will continue.  Your help and support with reading and spelling is invaluable.  Our English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue.  This skills-based curriculum helps to develop the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar, phonics and spelling while encouraging co-operative learning.  

Don’t forget to complete the Reading Challenge every week!  We challenge you to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week at home!  Come on Year Two!  We haven’t topped the leader board yet!

We LOVE MC Grammar!  He helps to make our writing AMAZING!   You can find all of MC Grammar’s cool Grammar Raps on You Tube  – a great way to learn all about grammar!  We love singing along to these in Year Two!  Why not take a look?

You  might like to find out more.  Click the link to subscribe and join in the fun!


Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Spring Term
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As Mathematicians we’ll continue to follow our ‘Inspire Maths’ scheme & work on calculations including multiplying and dividing.  We need to learn the 2x, 5x, 3x and 10x tables off by heart.  The CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach will be used to consolidate our Mathematical understanding. We’ll also be working with coordinates on a map, exploring measuring using different types of equipment, using 3D shapes for castle modelling & looking at the different types of shapes found in castles.  We will investigate symmetrical patterns on shields.  Please help your child to continue to learn the addition and subtraction ‘Learn-Its’ for this term and their Times Tables by practising the number facts in their Number Pouch.   BMBTs and CLICs will be sent home each week so you can see your child’s progress & help them to improve their scores.


Year 2 Spellings
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Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly.  You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge.  We will also practise these words regularly in school too.  IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT, ALL THE TIME.  IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME.  We need to learn to spell all the Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year Two.  These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart.  Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!

 Why not visit this online site – you can create your very own lists of words!  Then play a variety of games to practise your spellings!